Who Built Poole’s BBQ in Ellijay, Georgia?

“If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that,” President Obama said in a campaign speech Friday.  Successful people didn’t become successful on their own, after all, they had help from the government!

Well, apparently, Col. Oscar Poole didn’t get that memo.

Anyone else up for a road trip down to Georgia?

(Hat tip to Ryan Boland.)

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    • Evan Maughan

      Now that’s the type of spending on Pork I can agree too!

      • http://www.NancyFrench.com Nancy French

        Me too!!

  • Jersey Boy

    What is Mitt Romney Hiding?

    Just like with Obama’s MISSING BC, if Mitt does not release them he is hiding something, something far worse than the criticism he’s receiving for keeping the truth from “We The People”

    What is Mitt Hiding?

    • http://fwcon.wordpress.com/ Jonathan Gardner

      Mitt Romney is hiding nothing. All of his dealings with corporations and such are filed with the SEC. He’s paid all the taxes he was asked to pay. What more can you ask for?

      The question is really, What is Obama hiding? Why don’t we know about what he did in college? Why don’t we know who’s been going to the White House? Why don’t we know what he was doing with Fast & Furious? Why are people who donated to his campaign getting preferential treatment with stimulus money? What is Obama really doing in that White House? No one seems to want to tell.

      • Jersey Boy

        You want Obama’s college transcripts and we can’t have Mitt’s tax returns?
        I’m not talking 2010/2011 returns, not the ones already scrubbed, we need to see the returns BEFORE he knew he was running for President. Just like Daddy

        Just like Obama’s MISSING BC, if Mitt does not release them he is hiding something.
        Don’t tell me you forgot already, “If Obama had a BC he would just show it”

        He DID! What did all Trumps money find? NOTHING!

        • West Coast

          Really? Obama released a long form birth certificate? I have NEVER seen Obama’s long form birth certificate. He has only released a certificate of LIVE BIRTH. Did he lose his original copy of this birth certificate or was it destroyed because he is foreign born? No one will ever know. I am no birther; however, I have yet to receive a clear explanation why he doesn’t have an original birth certificate. Yes, there is a slim chance that is got lost but if it did then say so.

          The below is taken from americanthinker.com

          “President Obama produced a Certification – not a Certificate – of Live Birth. While both are accepted as “birth certificates” in HI, some interesting information would be learned if one reads the websites of Hawaii’s Deportment of Health and of the Department of Hawaiian Homelands:

          Only the Certificate of Live Birth (the one Obama did not produce) is considered an “original birth certificate.” (read the Homeland website)
          “A person born in a foreign country who has been legally adopted in the State of Hawaii,” is eligible to apply for an amended birth certificate. (Read the Health website)
          “Although original birth certificates (Certificates of Live Birth) are preferred for their greater detail, the State Department of Health (DOH) no longer issues Certificates of Live Birth.When a request is made for a copy of a birth certificate, the DOH issues a Certification of Live Birth.” (Read the homeland web site)

          The above information gives us two options as to why President Obama produced a Certification of Live Birth and not an original birth certificate, aka Certificate of Live Birth. A) Obama lost his original kosher document and therefore the state as a replacement gave him only a Certification document, since they don’t provide anymore copies of the original. B) Obama was born outside of HI, but after his guardians followed through the requirements (a “certified copy of the adoption decree or the certificate of adoption, and payment of fees”), Obama received an amended birth certificate.”

    • Evan Maughan

      I AGREE! Mitt that evil Mormon cultist must be hiding something!
      I bet its a dead body in the back of an Oldsmobile – wait, no that was Kennedy
      I bet its details on off shore accounts – wait that includes Obama, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, John Kerry, Rockefeller, etc…
      No, I got it, corrupt real estate deals – oops that would be Harry Reid and Obama/Rezko.
      Maybe Mitt is an Arms dealer selling guns to dangerous drug lords! Oh ya… forgot… that’s Holder and now thanks to the “executive privilege” granted by Obama, probably includes Obama.

      WOW JB – You scream at the gnat and ignore the herd of Camels. Please educate yourself as to the seriousness of this election. The Dems asking for more tax returns from Romney is nothing but a distraction to keep people looking at something, anything, but Obama’s record. Fortunately it is a tactic that I believe will only work well with those of low IQ. – SQUIRREL! – (made you look)

      Oh – please name, of the last presidential candidates, who gave more than 2 years of returns (not Kerry, Bush, Gore, Obama, Clinton, Dole, Reagan or Mondel)

    • Kristen

      you don’t deal much with the IRS or SEC do you? if there was anything “there”, they’d have been all over him years ago.

  • Brantley Gasaway

    Nancy and David, I’m also curious about your take on Romney’s refusal to release any more of his tax returns. Assuming that there is nothing illegal–and I do assume this-he should be able to withstand the scrutiny from “the Chicago way” of politicizing them, right? Do you agree with other Romney supporters calling for him to release more?

    My guess is that he merely legally took advantage of all the possible loopholes, but he’s afraid to acknowledge that since it would make a political issue out of the ways that more wealthy people can take advantage of our tax system.

    • David French

      He has complex finances that will lead to day after day after day of “revelations” about perfectly legal, aboveboard business deals that the class war Democrats will try to scandalize. Literally, it would be weeks of questions about this account or that investment. That’s my take anyway.

      • Brantley Gasaway

        Thanks for the reply. I’m not sure that one has to be a “class war Democrat” to be concerned about relative tax burdens and admittedly “legal” business deals that of the wealthy. I would say that I’m an anomaly in regarding Romney’s truculence on this issue a problem, but enough unequivocal Romney supporters and Republicans are addressing this–so it might not go away.

    • Evan Maughan

      Not Nancy or David, but would like to chime in. As I mentioned in another post, Ronald Reagan went through the same demands – and he wisely ignored them. This is nothing but a tactic to try and start to get Mitt to jump through their hoops. McCain is a great (infamous) example of what happens when a candidate falls into the Dems/MSM trap of trying to dance to their fiddle. Romney has few friends in the media, no friends in the Obama camp, and he is not going to serve his campaign well if he starts to let Obama tell him what he should and should not do and when he should do it.

      As for hidden wrong doings… ya right. Insider baseball for those that are not LDS. I would be VERY shocked if a former Bishop and Stake President like Romney had any dirty financial dealings. Those are not positions in the church given to dastardly, unscrupulous types (this is why I have never been called to be a Bishop ;-) ). Also, those that have worked with Romney, consistently speak highly of his character. Obama is trying to paint “Dudley Do Right” as a felon – not going to work (except for folks like Jersey Boy… SQUIRREL – made ya look, again)

      • Kristen

        and some of those speaking well of romney from first hand personal experience are some obama supporters. e.g. three democrats that worked at bain when he was there.

  • David

    Mitt’s tax returns a not likely to be hiding anything other than he’s rich–who know??? Squirl…

    I’ll bet that several Mitt’s returns for the last 10 – 15 years have already been audited by the IRS and/or MA DoR. The guy’s wealthy. He made it buying low, building up and selling high. You can’t get that rich going the other way, just ask George Soros. The people that want to see his returns so bad are just jealous. Quit wasting time on non-issues; go start a business (like Mitt did), get rich, and make some money to pay for your beloved ObamaCare…or don’t you have the guts to take the risk???

    • Jersey Boy

      He didn’t even release ALL documents from 2010.
      We need to see his 2010 “FBAR” – Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts.
      The Romney campaign did not respond to a request to view the document.
      What is he Hiding?

      • David French

        Why do foreign accounts matter? If I could get better interest rates and concrete financial advantages, I’d throw cash in a foreign bank in a heartbeat.

        • Jersey Boy

          The question is What is he afraid of?

          Guess we won’t know till we see them.

          • Evan Maughan

            JB – Maybe, like Reagan who had a similar issue, Romney is not going to let the Obama camp start manipulating the campaign. Which do you think is of greater import?
            - Blocking investigation into national security leaks that lead to death and imprisonment of U.S. troops and allies, or Romney’s tax returns?
            - Using executive privilege to stop investigation into Fast and Furious which has lead to the death of some U.S. citizens and hundreds of Mexican civilians, or Romney’s tax returns?
            - The loss of billions of dollars of stimulus funds that can not be accounted for, or Romney’s tax returns?
            If you are a typical room temperature liberal, I believe you will have chosen “Romney’s tax returns”.

            Rome is burning and many just fiddle.

        • Jersey Boy

          And you’re not running for President of The United States

          I think they call that apples and oranges

          • David

            Look!! Squirrel!!!

          • David French

            Why do foreign accounts matter for an incredibly successful businessman running for president?

        • Jersey Boy

          Dear Mr. French

          You asked “Why do foreign accounts matter?”

          “A global super-rich elite has exploited gaps in cross-border tax rules to hide an extraordinary £13 trillion ($21tn) of wealth offshore – as much as the American and Japanese GDPs put together – according to research commissioned by the campaign group Tax Justice Network.”

          You claim that is The America Way?

          http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jul/21/global-elite-tax-offshore-economy

  • Jersey Boy

    The reply button disappeared

    The questions is Why can’t he release what other candidates release?

    What is he hiding?

  • Liz

    Mitt’s tax returns? Boring. I want to see those Fast & Furious documents that should land Obama and Holder in court. Accomplices to murder.

    • Jersey Boy

      Let us know when President Obama approaches GWB

      George W. Bush invoked executive privilege six times, including to avoid handing over documents to a congressional committee on the FBI’s use of mob informants in Boston, and to deny access to Justice Department correspondence about Clinton’s fundraising tactics.

  • Liz

    I want to see Geitner’s tax returns. Oh yeah, he never filed.

  • Liz

    Mitt is clean as a whistle. I’d rather see his horoscope than his predictable tax returns.

    • Evan Maughan

      The returns that he has given show something very scandalous. He gave almost nothing to charity! Nah just kidding, that would be Joe Bidden and John Kerry. Mitt’s taxes show that he was more charitable than Obama and Bidden combined – by a good margin.

    • Jersey Boy
      • Evan Maughan

        By comparing Romney’s with their’s – not too tough to figure out. As for past years, I base it of the fact that Romney was at least a full tithe payer in the LDS church.

        Watch out for squirrels – maybe that is what Romney is hiding!

  • Jersey Boy

    (((((Evan Maughan says:
    July 19, 2012 at 12:56 am
    JB – Maybe, like Reagan who had a similar issue, Romney is not going to let the Obama camp start manipulating the campaign. Which do you think is of greater import?
    - Blocking investigation into national security leaks that lead to death and imprisonment of U.S. troops and allies, or Romney’s tax returns?
    - Using executive privilege to stop investigation into Fast and Furious which has lead to the death of some U.S. citizens and hundreds of Mexican civilians, or Romney’s tax returns?
    - The loss of billions of dollars of stimulus funds that can not be accounted for, or Romney’s tax returns?
    If you are a typical room temperature liberal, I believe you will have chosen “Romney’s tax returns”.
    Rome is burning and many just fiddle.)))))

    Another missing reply button

    GWB committed his own obstruction with executive privilege stonewalling many more times that President Obama.

    You want to talk about money lost? How about the trillion lost in Iraq sifting the sands for imaginary WMDs and mobile weapons labs not to mention the record ratio of devastating lifetime injuries and deaths to our military heroes. I thought Iraqi oil would pay the initial estimate of 20 –50 million.

    Swiss bank accounts don’t build infrastructure. He’s hiding something and “We The People” have the right to know.

    List all the Presidents required to show their birth certificates. Not to mention requests for college transcripts and past relationships etc. You guys wouldn’t be happy unless you were looking though the scope during his Colonoscopy and neither are we. Seems you can dish but can’t take!

    What is Mitt hiding?

    • Evan Maughan

      Did I ever ask for those things JB? No. I’m asking for things of substance, things that point to high levels of corruption but being hidden by the Obama regime.

      The birthers are a fringe on the right, most of us care about the horrible record this president has in running this great nation into the ground. As for college transcripts being hidden by Obama, it would be fun to see why, but about as relevant as Romney turning in additional tax records. Again, I would prefer the debate go where Obama does not want it to go, his record.

      • Jersey Boy

        Who cares what you’re asking for? YOU don’t set the parameters.

        How about what “We The People” want?

        A majority of Americans, including almost a third of Republicans, say GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney should release more tax returns than the two years he has promised to disclose, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds.

        Americans want Romney to release his returns by a 17 point margin, 54-37. And 53 percent of independents say he should release them.

        If he doesn’t release his taxes HE IS HIDING SOMETHING

        • Jersey Boy

          And the longer he says NO the higher that percentage will go

          What is Mitt Hiding?

      • Jersey Boy

        And let’s remember 1 more thing.

        Whether you wish to hear it or not YOU WILL.

        Reps inherited a recession and left the worst times since the Great Depression.

        That’s a FACT!

        “Jobs Created” starting tanking mid 2005 which was followed by skyrocketing unemployment.

        http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa437/NotSoSinister/8_Years_Of_Rep_Rule.jpg

        Please don’t insult your own intelligence by claiming all went south after Dems took over in 2007. The economy does not corner like my Porsche Turbo, more like the Titanic.

        If the Republican monopoly of 2001 couldn’t turn a recession into prosperity after 8 years why would you expect Obama to turn around a near depression in 4?


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